Faucett, Missouri

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Faucett is an unincorporated community in southern Buchanan County, Missouri (USA). It is located sixteen miles north of Platte City on Interstate 29/U.S. Route 71. The community is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It derives its name from Robert Faucett, who was a local miller when the Chicago Great Western Railroad established the community in 1890.[1]

The community's most notable landmark is the Faris Truck Stop on Interstate 29 which has a 1974 Peterbilt truck, with a 1965 Fruehauf trailer standing 50 feet high to advertise the truck stop.[2]

The second highest (behind Ste.Genevieve) collection of meteorites in the state of Missouri have been found around the community (100 kg.) with most believed to have fallen in 1907.[3]

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Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 94°47′50″W / 39.60000°N 94.79722°W / 39.60000; -94.79722